Production: 100 Cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: 100% Gamay Noir
Vineyard Designation: Kirby Vineyard
Vine Age: 10-20 years
Soil: Mostly clay and loam
Wine Style: Dry
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
TA: 6.6 g/L
RS: ‹ 8 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2023
Serving Temperature: 12 – 16°C
Our Gamay Nouveau is made from 100% stainless steel fermented and NOT aged wine. These Gamay Noir grapes were picked for flavour and balance. Gamay
Nouveau style wines are required to have a portion of the wine complete fermentation with carbonic maceration. Our 2020 Gamay Nouveau is 70% whole cluster for carbonic maceration and 30% crushed and destemmed fruit. These grapes were fermented on their skins for alcoholic fermentation in special,
small 1500L closed topped stainless steel fermenting tank that allows for a CO2 rich environment which is necessary for a carbonic maceration style of winemaking. Pump-overs were carried out daily to keep the yeast happy and healthy and assist with colour and extraction. After alcoholic fermentation
is complete, we press the grapes off of their skins and taste at the press before pumping into a stainless steel tanks where we allow for Malolactic fermentation to take place before racking and finally hand-bottling.
Appearance: Bright fuchsia purple with a rose hue.
Aroma: A fruit driven and concentrated wine with aromatics that jump out of the glass. Aromas of violets, black fruits; cassis, blueberry, blackberry and grapey notes. Fresh red plum, hints of spice and fresh cut herbs round out the aromas of this youthful and fun wine.
Palate: A light to medium bodied and well balanced red showcasing juicy, jammy black fruits; ripe blueberry, blackberry, black currant and black raspberry are on the forefront of the palate. Seductive flavours of black forest cake, light spice notes and cocoa bean follow. The mid-palate is smooth and fruit focused with a backbone of structured acidity and delicately layered tannins with a lingering berry finish. This youthful, luscious and refreshing red is a very balanced and an easy drinking young red that is great slightly chilled, on its own or with light snacks.